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Mark R Lay

October 21, 1932 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 86)

Mark R. Lay   86 
of Mt. Victory 

Funeral Services for  Mark R. Lay will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 4, 2019 at The Price - McElroy Funeral Home in Mt. Victory with Pastor Phil Compton officiating. Burial will follow in Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1:00PM till 4:00PM Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the funeral home. 

He died on February 27, 2019 at Logan Acres in Bellefontaine. He was born on October 21, 1932 in Dunkirk to the late Lorenzie Hamilton and Ruth Ann (Black) Lay. On February 5, 1956 he married Janet Evelyn Gray and she preceded him in death on October 9, 2008. 

Surviving are 2 daughters; Ruth Ann (Steve) Rudowski of Plain City and Lisa Lay of Mt. Victory. 1 sister; Donna Hayes of Oxford, Alabama. Numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Alice Hankins and Mildred Mathewson. 2 brothers; Paul "Gene" Lay and Robert Lay Sr. 1 sister-in-law; Starling Jordan.

Mark was a 1950 Dola High School graduate. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict and fighting in the Battle of "Pork Chop Hill". After the conflict, Mark worked several jobs but retired from Super Food Services after 27 years. Mark was attending the Rhinehart Methodist Church in Mt. Victory and a member of the V.F.W. Post 6817 where he served as a past Quarter Master.

He enjoyed going to the Plaza Inn every morning for coffee with the "Coffee Group" and talking with the staff. Mark enjoyed doing word puzzles and was an avid reader in his free time. He loved to read up on history and studying the bible. 

Memorial donations may be made to the God's Lifeline Thrift Shop or Rhinehart Methodist Church. 

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